Demi Lovato and Q-Tip have reimagined Elton John’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” as part of of an upcoming tribute to the 70-year-old pop legend. The video
The video for the song, which Q-Tip produced, is set at a vogue ball, with dancers offering show-stopping moves that almost make up for Lovato and Q-Tip’s absence.
“Elton’s influence shows you that the possibilities of music are endless,” the Tribe Called Quest member said in a statement.
Their cover of the 1976 chart topper will appear on Revamp, a star-studded Elton John tribute album slated to drop on April 6, in advance of the gay icon’s epic three-year farewell tour starting in September. Other artists on Revamp’s tracklist include Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Sam Smith, and Elton himself. (A country music counterpart, Restoration, hits the shelves the same day.)
Lovato took to Twitter to share her excitement about the collaboration.
“It’s such an honor to be a part of Revamp,” she wrote. “Thank you, Elton, for letting Q-Tip and I put a little twist on ’Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.'”
It’s such an honor to be a part of #EltonREVAMP ✨ Thank you @eltonofficial for letting @QtipTheAbstract and I put a little twist on #DontGoBreakingMyHeart ❤️ https://t.co/gr6awac3ZU https://t.co/mwgfBOKUHC
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 16, 2018
Q-Tip, too, was excited to be a part of the project.
“Elton was gracious enough to be a part of the last Tribe album we did,” he said in an interview. “When it came around to this, it was just serendipitous and logical of us to return the favor.”
Of course the song has been given a queer spin before: In 1993, John re-recored the track with RuPaul for his Duets album. The accompanying video saw the pair playing Antony and Cleopatra, Sonny and Cher, Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV, and other famous couples.